OSXVNC + Password

Posted on 2006-03-24
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I've successfully installed, enabled, and connected to my machine from a remote location with VNC Viewer on the WIndows side.

When I set a password on OSXvnc (1.71) and attempt to connect from VNC Viewer on a Windows machine, it prompts for the password which I'm typing in - however it says that its an invalid password.......

Any ideas why VNC Viewer and OSXvnc aren't cooperating in terms of accepting this password?
Question by:jpipitone
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    Accepted Solution

    There are a couple of possibilities here:

    1. Check the versions.  1.71 is the latest OSXvnc,so you are good there... see what version of VNC Viewer you are using?  Is it from or some other VNC derivitive?  If you are on version 4 of RealVNC Viewer, try 3.37,

    2. Could be the obvious... try resetting the password.. I know it's a weak suggestion, but sometimes the most obvious is the answer :)

    3. Check your password complexity/security settings in OSXvnc, I don't have it in front of me, so I can't tell you exactly where to go, but try bringing the security down as far as you can and work forward from there.  Different versions of VNCViewer support different methods of exchangeing password info.  Make sure VNC Authentication is selected to start if you are using RealVNC viewer.

    4. Try and different viewer... try tightvnc or ultravnc and see what happens...

    5. Can you connect from a mac using Chicken of the VNC?

    Hope these help... let me know what happens, I'd be happy to follow up.
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    Author Comment

    Thanks - I think it has something to do with the encoding, I'll check it when I get home from work....good suggestions!

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